Cerro Gordo Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 4:36 AM CDT Sep. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning remains in effect until late Saturday evening...

The Flood Warning continues for
the Winnebago River at Mason City, or from Beaver Creek near
Fertile... to the Shell Rock river near Rockford.
* Until late Saturday evening.
* At 3:30 am Friday the stage was 12.2 feet, or 2.2 feet above flood
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue.
* Forecast... continue falling and go below flood stage late Saturday
* Impact... at 12.0 feet, widespread flooding occurs along the river.
Some backwater effects are possible along Willow Creek between
downtown Mason City and the confluence with the Winnebago River.

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851 am CDT Thu Sep 20 2018

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
southern Emmet County in northwestern Iowa...
southern Worth County in north central Iowa...
Kossuth County in north central Iowa...
Hancock County in north central Iowa...
Cerro Gordo County in north central Iowa...
southern Winnebago County in north central Iowa...
Palo Alto County in northwestern Iowa...

* until 845 am CDT Friday.

* At 848 am CDT, emergency management reported thunderstorms with
heavy rain across much of north-central Iowa. The heavy rain will
cause overland flooding and local rises in creeks and streams. Up
to five inches of rain have already fallen over the last 24 hours
with more rain expected... especially later this afternoon and

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Mason City, Algona, Forest City, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Manly,
Swan Lake, Five Island Lake, Ingham Lake, Union slogh, High Lake,
Clear Lake, Lost Island Lake, Eagle Lake, Mason City Municipal
Airport, Silver Lake, Rush Lake, Graettinger and West Bend.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying

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